From 15-20 March 2019 in Berlin, Germany, we convened our newest batch of Melton Fellows for the New Fellows’ Orientation (NFO) - a five day workshop focussed around intercultural exposure and development, harnessing inner and outer skills, social innovation and design thinking impactful projects and earmarking actionable ‘Commitments to Action’ around the Sustainable Development Goals. Led by experienced trainers, and seven project partners, this year’s event marked an effectual and authentic highlight on our Fellows’ journey to becoming global problem solvers.
An Experiential Learning Lab for Global Problem Solvers The New Fellow Orientation (NFO) 2019 kick-started with a welcome dinner and some ice breaker activities. New Fellows played some get-to-know each other games, exchanged gifts from their respective countries and our Senior Fellow trainers even hosted a game night on the arrival day! Here’s a peek […]
Welcome to the story of a relentless fighter.
This story has originally been published on the blog "Storytelling for Change" by Melton Fellow Ashitha Nayak.
Re-posted with permission from Ashitha Nayak: Fighting the good fight published on NOVEMBER 29, 2018. Welcome. Welcome to the story of a relentless fighter. I met Cynthia Muhonja a little more than a year ago in Ghana, West Africa. My first memory of her is a slim girl walking into a conference room in a […]
When we envisioned a Global Citizenship Conference 2018 different from any we’ve hosted in the past, little did we know how far-reaching and impactful it would be. This year, we organized our annual Global Citizenship Conference (GCC) in collaboration with Net Impact.
Here's a quick recap of the week that was...
(written by Senior Fellow Ashitha Nayak)
With the Global Citizenship Conference 2018 (USAgcc2018), we’ve taken our approach to “collaborate across boundaries” to greater heights through an exciting partnership with Net Impact at the 2018 Net Impact Conference (NI18) in Phoenix! How? By tying our conference (22-29 October) to the Net Impact Conference (25-27 October) in Phoenix, Arizona (USA). USAgcc2018 Kick-Off! 22nd […]
Global citizenship is about working together, across divides, to turn great ideas into tangible solutions that benefit local communities across the world. Here are some of our experience about collaborative actions to develop shared solutions.
Coming from different parts of the world and being passionate about the same issue brings people together. That said, it takes quite a bit of effort to really tackle issue beyond discussing it. Among many other things, it entails finding common ground that allows you to implement meaningful action and effectively contribute to the solution […]
Melton Fellows participated in an online course on participatory design by MIT D-Lab and developed a groundbreaking idea ...
written by May Garces, Pedro Poblete Lasserre, Neli Blum and Juli Maier Participatory Design is a creative, abstract, non-linear and sometimes messy process that, when well applied, can lead to sustainable, community based outcomes. This is what we, four Melton Fellows from Chile and Germany, experienced during the six-week online course Introduction to Participatory Design […]
Melton Fellow Kwabena Ankrah represented the Melton Foundation as a panelist at the African Youth SDGs Summit 2017. He talked on how young people today can be prepared with relevant skills to fit into the job market with a focus on the importance of Global Citizenship.
“The African Youth SDG Summit granted me an amazing opportunity to learn and connect with some of the brightest minds on the African continent and beyond. The event also gave me a huge platform to contribute to the intellectual discourse on sustainable development through global citizenship in a world in flux,” says Melton Fellow Kwabena […]
A platform for young change makers, Samagra 2017 challenged the student community of Bangalore, India to think outside the box, grow their global citizenship quotient, and use offbeat mediums to foster social change.
Organized by the Melton Foundation and BMS College of Engineering from November 4-5, Samagra 2017 provided tools, resources and the impetus to Innovate, Integrate and Collaborate at the intersection of Technology, Sustainability and Social Innovation and to explore novel ways of tackling today’s global challenges – starting in Bangalore. The conference featured Springboard Sessions with six […]
Happening for the 10th time, the annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting took place in Boston from October 13-15, 2017. We crossed boundaries and bridged gaps as we discussed and developed innovative solutions to pressing global challenges with fellow young leaders from many different parts of the world.
written by Nana Ama Beryl Akuffo-Kwapong Along with Melton Fellow, Ashitha Nayak from Bangalore, I had the incredible opportunity to learn, share and engage with emerging young leaders from around the world. In much anticipation, we stacked our suitcases with our neatly ironed formal wear and neatly polished boots in readiness for this year’s annual Clinton Global […]
A trip to China for the ASES Zhejiang Summit 2017 was a dream-come-true for someone like me who is bitten by the travel bug, enthusiastic about different cultures and passionate about entrepreneurship.
written by Ranjini Roa HS Participating in the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society Summit (ASES) 2017 at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China was a very holistic experience. It served as a platform to meet people who are very passionate about entrepreneurship; it was platter filled with a diverse set of ideas seasoned with quirkiness and creativity. Who would have […]
With an alternative approach that focuses on personal, conflict-related stories, 'Project Narratives' remind us of the humanity of the people affected, thus shifting the public focus from political questions of blame and differences to the shared human experience. This is how Melton Fellows help create a powerful common ground for lasting peace.
Project Narratives is based on the simple belief that most people would not normally desire to harm or kill another human being. This circumstance can result only from a severe de-humanization of one’s “enemies”. It is in fact this de-humanizing effect that in many cases responsible for all manners of human conflict: from personal strife to […]